Centre of Sustainable Energy Technologies by MC Architects

The Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies, designed by MC Architects, focus on the diffusion of sustainable technologies such as solar power, photovoltaic energy, wind power and so forth. The building, inspired by Chinese lanterns and traditional wooden screens, accommodates a visitors centre, research laboratories and classrooms for masters courses. The fašade folds dramatically to create a dynamic shape. A large rooftop opening brings natural light to all floors of the building simultaneously Read more […]
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Ninetree Village by David Chipperfield

David Chipperfield designed this luxury housing development located in a small valley, bordered by a dense bamboo forest, near the Qiang Tang River in Hangzhou, China. Twelve individual volumes are arranged in a chessboard pattern to create the maximum amount of open space for each building. The buildings adapt to the topography, creating a flowing landscape through a slight turning of the blocks. All buildings are linked to an underground car park, enabling the site to be free from vehicles Read more […]
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The Red Ribbon Project

The Tanghe River Park, located in Qinhuangdao, China, features a new installation of red steel that stretches for 500 meters along the riverbank. The Red Ribbon project integrates a boardwalk, lighting, seating, environmental interpretation, and environmental orientation. It is made of fiber steel, and lit from inside so that it glows red at night. Four pavilions in the shape of clouds are distributed along the ribbon, which provide protection from the weather, meeting opportunities, and Read more […]
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The National Grand Theater by Paul Andreu

The National Grand Theater located in Beijing, China, is composed by an opera, a concert hall and two theaters joined under a titanium and glass shell that covers the public area. Paul Andreu designed this cultural complex conceived as a “city of theaters” surrounded by an artificial lake in a new urban park. The exterior is a shell in the shape of a half ellipsoid covered by titanium panels, and broken in the middle by a curtain of glass that opens gradually from top to bottom. The entrance Read more […]
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Kid’s Republic Bookstore by SKSK Architects

Kid’s Republic is a colorful kids bookstore in Beijing, designed by SKSK Architects to create and cultivate the curiosity of children. Kid’s Republic has an activity room on the first floor and a children’s bookstore on the second floor. The activity room is a rainbow-like space created with 12 colorful ribbons of different perimeters. Activities like story-telling and animation shows are periodically held here. Carpets are lain in the room for children to freely sit and lie down on the floor. The Read more […]
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Romanticism Store by SKSK Architects

SKSK Architects designed the Romanticism Store in Hangzhou, China, using the egg as inspiration, meaning born, future and develop. The huge egg standing in the middle of the shop is separated in two parts. There is a lower section facing the entrance that can be use to display the clothes on it, meanwhile stepping around the higher section the customer can see the rest of the goods. Read more […]
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Liangzhu Culture Museum by David Chipperfield Architects

David Chipperfield Architects has recently completed the Liangzhu Culture Museum in Liangzhu Cultural Village, China. The museum, which will house a collection of archaeological findings from the Liangzhu culture, forms the northern point of a park characterised by water. The museum is composed of four bar-formed volumes. These volumes all have the same width of 18 meters but differ in height, emerging as a sculptural form visible from the outside. The courtyards inserted in each volume are Read more […]
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